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The Lab Staff

The people who work in the ARRL Lab have a broad range of Amateur Radio and professional experience, ranging from QRP to microwave and electromagnetic compatibility to RF equipment testing.   Meet the team, who supports ARRL members with their technical inquiries.

Meet the Lab

Ed Hare, W1RFI
Ed Hare, W1RFI
ARRL Laboratory Manager
Areas of expertise: EMC, RF safety, servicing equipment, QRP, HF mobile, CW
Represents Amateur Radio on various industry committees and working groups
Member:  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member : IEEE Connecticut Executive Committee - Chair
Member:  IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, Board of Directors
Member:  IEEE Standards Association
Member:  IEEE EMC Society Standards Development Committee - Secretary
Member:  IEEE BPL EMC Working Group, Std. 1775  - Vice Chair
Member:  ANSI asc C63 EMC Committee - Subcommittee 5, Immunity - Vice Chair
Member:  QRP-Amateur Radio Club International Board of Directors

G_Spatta.jpgGeorge Spatta, W1GKS
Assistant Lab Manager
Performs product testing of amateur radio equipment, develops, modifies and implements test procedures; documents results of product tests and reviews for publication in ARRL publications and videos; serves as liaison to external companies and organizations concerning product testing processes and results.


Zack Lau, W1VT
Zak Lau, W1VT
Senior Lab Engineer

Assists members with technical questions
Areas of expertise: RF design from 1.8MHz to 24GHz, antennas, propagation



IMG_0931.jpgStephen Anderson, W1EMI
Lab RFI Engineer

Assists amateur radio operators in resolving RFI problems; works with local RFI teams to resolve RFI issues; identifies and conducts testing on devices with significant RFI potential; serves as ARRL liaison to FCC and industry groups that focus on EMC and RFI issues; and participates in noise surveys.





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